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Messerly bound over to district court in daughters’ death, injury cases

A Craig woman accused of causing the death of her daughter and the serious bodily injury of another daughter had her cases bound over to district court this week. Kaylee Messerly, 36, appeared before Judge Brittany Schneider in Moffat County Court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing about her two charges. Messerly is being represented by attorney Frank Moya.
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Moffat County boys track wins 6 titles, both teams runners-up at league championships

To say things were heating up during the two-day stretch in Grand Junction would have been an understatement for the Moffat County High School track and field teams. MCHS runners, jumpers and throwers were bringing their best during the Multi-Leagues Meet Thursday and Friday at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium, with both teams finishing as the runners-up among 3A schools and boys earning victory in six events where the competition was as high as the mercury.
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Craig betting on Yampa River to help transition from coal economy

With the impending closure of coal mines and power plants in northwest Colorado, Craig officials and river enthusiasts are hoping a long-overlooked natural resource just south of town can help create economic resilience. The city has applied for a $1.8 million grant from the federal Economic Development Agency for the...
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History in Focus — A Western Life

The vast majority of humans live and die outside of recorded history. More often than not, lives that are well-lived quickly retreat into the past. George Eller, an early 20th century cowboy of northwest Colorado, is such a life and is a prime example of the rugged western spirit of Moffat County.
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KRAI News for Friday, June 11, 2021

A heat wave is headed our way next week. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction says it will be unseasonably hot with record-breaking temperatures. Keep cool, and that goes for your pets, too. Never leave kids or pets in an unattended vehicle. One way to cool off is in...
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KRAI News for Thursday, June 10, 2021

Another COVID-positive resident of Moffat County has died. Memorial Regional Health says the person died in the Emergency Department at the hospital Tuesday. The official cause of death will be confirmed by the Moffat County Coroner. Memorial Regional Health reports that four COVID-positive patients were in the hospital as of yesterday.
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KRAI News for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The COVID-19 case count in Moffat County has gone up again this week. There are now 40 active cases in the county, up from 24 the week before. The total number of cases in Moffat County since the pandemic began is at 1,106. That is 38 new cases of COVID since last week at the same time. As a comparison, Routt County has had five new cases in the past week. Two people are in the hospital because of COVID. 24 Moffat County residents have died from COVID.
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Craig Council considering adding Marijuana sales tax

The Museum of Northwest Colorado and Craig library might be seeing a critical funding windfall soon, paid for by customers at local pot shops. Craig City Council is considering taking advantage of a privilege given it by Craig voters in November, 2019, when the latter elected to approve both recreational Marijuana sales in town and the city’s ability to tax it.
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Steamboat Invite sees new school record, high league rankings for Bulldog track and field

One busy week leads into another as Moffat County High School track and field enters the final stretch of its schedule, with many big highlights in their latest competition. MCHS teams each finished second overall Saturday during the Steamboat Springs Invitational, boys behind the hosting Sailors and girls behind a dominant and abundant Coal Ridge group. With a meet in Hayden only three days behind them, Bulldog athletes shifted around to some different events, or in some cases, more familiar ones.
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The Yampa Valley Community Foundation Awards $137,850 in Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in the Yampa Valley

Graduating seniors in the Class of 2021 from across the Yampa Valley will be heading off this year to college, university or trade school with generous support from donors to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF). Scholarship awards totaling $137,850 are being granted to 55 students from Steamboat Springs High School (36), Soroco High School (9), Moffat County High School (5), Hayden High School (4), Steamboat Mountain School (1), and one homeschool student, an increase of $9,100 in awards from last year.
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Craig man to receive plea deal of 12 years in prison for drug charges

A Craig man will plead guilty to multiple felony drug possession charges, but his sentence will be significantly shorter than the maximum penalty. Jeffrey Noland, 33, was arrested in the early morning of April 14 during a law enforcement raid by the All Crimes Enforcement Team, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Craig Police Department at a residence in the 1000 block of School Street.
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Moffat County Horse Power provides equine entertainment

Though over the years, the sizable horses of ranches and farms across the world have had their list of work duties decreased thanks to technology, many in the agriculture industry still love to show off their hooved friends. And Northwest Colorado is no exception. The Moffat County Horse Power Draft...